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To celebrate the work of nurses during National Nurses Week — and year-round — Elsevier Connect has created this ongoing Celebrating Nurses page. Here, you can find our regular content for and by nurses; opportunities and contests, special featureds, and free access to top-cited research in Elsevier's nursing journals.


Infographic: The Noble NurseInfographic: The Nobel Nurse

Posted on May 5, 2015

Nursing is a demanding profession with more skills and challenges than ever before. Nursing professionals do far more than most people imagine — and their impact is enormous. 

In celebration of National Nurses Week 2015, the colleagues behind Elsevier's nursing journals, Clinical Solutions and Nursing and Health Professions books have created an infographic. Feel free to share it far and wide.


The 20 most talked about nursing articles — with free access

Posted on May 4, 2015

Nursing PlusIn honor of National Nurses Week 2015, Elsevier's NursingPlus is providing free access to our 20 most talked about Nursing articles according to Altmetric.com. Altmetrics are a new way of judging the influence of an academic article. They measure the amount of online activity, including the number of news and blog stories, social media postings and recommendations on Mendeley

Here are the top five articles. 

  1. A decade of investment in infection prevention: A cost-effectiveness analysis, American Journal of Infection Control
  2. Is society being reshaped on a microbiological and epigenetic level by the way women give birth? Midwifery
  3. The impact of a large-scale quality improvement programme on work engagement: Preliminary results from a national cross-sectional-survey of the ‘Productive Ward’, International Journal of Nursing Studies
  4. Impact of nurse practitioners on health outcomes of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Nursing Outlook
  5. Nurses' Views and Current Practice of Trauma-Informed Pediatric Nursing Care, Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Find the full list of 20 on Nursing Plus.


Report: nurse execs support evidence-based practice but lack funding for it

Posted on May 12, 2014

A National Survey & Forum for Nurse Executives: Leveraging Evidence-Based Practice to Enhance Healthcare Quality, Reliability, Patient Outcomes and Cost Containment Evidence-based Practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to clinical decision-making in health care that integrates the best evidence from well-designed studies with a clinician's expertise. It includes internal evidence from patient assessments and practice data, and a patient's preference and values.

Chief Nursing Executives (CNEs) see EBP as a driver of higher quality care, safety and improved patient outcomes, yet only a small percentage of their budgets are allocated to EBP. This is just one of the findings presented in a landmark national leadership advisory report by Elsevier Clinical Solutions in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Nursing and its Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice.

Read about the report in Elsevier Connect.


'Here's to Nurses'

Posted on May 12, 2014

To celebrate International Nurses Day 2014, with its theme of "Nurses: A Force for Change — a Vital Resource for Health" – Elsevier colleagues have created a special video:


Huffington Post — 'RX for Health Care: Nursing as a Force for Change' 

Elsevier Managing Director Olivier Dumon writes about the living legacy of Florence Nightingale, whose birthday is International Nurses Day

Posted on May 6, 2014

Olivier DumonIn his essay, Dumon relates the work of the legendary nurse to today's challenges and the continued evolution of the nursing profession:

Florence Nightingale found her calling by revolutionizing nursing care of wounded soldiers during the Crimean War of 1854. She dedicated her life to campaigning for change in hospital sanitation and medical care in general, making her a force for change by anyone's measure. Her book Notes on Nursing, published 155 years ago, continues to be the gold standard on nursing care for the profession.

It's a particularly timely topic given the rapidly changing health care system in the US and the more than 7 million newly insured Americans. As our global population starts to age, health care as a business is growing rapidly. ...

 Read the article in the Huffington Post.


Nurses at Elsevier reflect on changes and challenges in the profession

Colleagues talk about the expanding role of nurses – and how they are often misunderstood

Posted on May 6, 2014

Judy Siefert, RN, MSN; Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN; and Kathy Wyngarden, MSN, RN, FNP The role of nurses in today's health care system is a hotly debated topic.  More and more, nurses will be relied upon to know more, to obtain more professional qualifications, to publish peer-reviewed research and to be responsible for more care coordination of their patients. At the same time, the number of nurses and nurse educators remains tight. 

At Elsevier, we employ scores of different kinds of nurses, who work closely with nurses in the field and are deeply engaged in the many ways they learn and practice. Here, our own Ian Evans interviewed several Elsevier nurses to get their impressions of the profession and what lies ahead. Read the story here.

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Elsevier Connect Contributor

Christopher Capot

As Director of Corporate Relations, Christopher Capot (@Chris_Capot) heads up public relations for Elsevier's Health Sciences division. He has been a public relations and media relations professional at agencies and corporations for more than 10 years. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper journalist, last working as a business reporter at the New Haven Register in Connecticut. He works in Elsevier's New York office.

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